Frostgrave Game

A few of us have been involved in a Frostgrave campaign.  I am going to miss the next session, and then I heard that Don and Chris were planning on a Frostgrave demo / recruiting event at Critical Hit hobbies in Bel Air.  I said I might be able to come, since my wife was working, and Chris suggested that I bring my band from the campaign, since I am going to miss the next event.  This gave me a chance to remain competitive for the campaign, by not missing a game, and earning some experience.

For me, the game began poorly, with me missing all but one of my first several attempts to cast spells.  I was in a good position, near four treasures, and I quickly grabbed two.  Then one of the new players fired at my crossbowman with two of his, killing mine.  I retaliated by sending an Elemental Ball at him.  This was a spell I learned from a Grimoir found in my last game.  I needed a 12 to be successful, but I missed by 6.  I decided to go for it, but expending 6 health to make the spell work.  It landed between the two enemy crossbowmen, killing them both.  The player then stayed away from me for the rest of the game, choosing to focus elsewhere.  I eventually ended the game with three treasures.  I was ready to grab a fourth, but the game ended before I was able to do so.  I had fun, and I think the two new players had fun as well.  One even bought a copy of the book.

The Phrinx are Coming!

My friend Ma’k Morin recently discovered the Star Rovers line of figures from Archive.  See his article here.

Ma’k molded some of them for me, since they are no longer in production.  The guy who has all the Archive molds, doesn’t have these, so they may be lost.  Last weekend, Ma’k gave me two ten-man units, which I painted up this weekend.  Sadly there is just the one pose of armored Phrinx.  To me, they have almost a Stormtrooper look to them, so I decided to paint them in white.

I started by priming them in white and then giving them a black wash with Citadel Nuln Oil.  I then dry brushed them again with white.  These figures are definitely 1980s crispness, so the dry brushing didn’t turn out as nicely as I would have liked.  I then painted the weapons and backpacks, choosing to leave the various tubes white to match the armor.

The final result was okay.  I am reasonably happy with how they turned out, and they are ready for action in my next Combat Patrol(TM): Science Fiction game.